How to Build an IT Business Case
Open-enrollment Sessions: The individual enrollment workshop fee for this 2-day course is $750 (USD). Small group and government discounts are available. Discount and government rates are provided upon request.
On-site Sessions: The workshop fee for this 2-day course delivered anywhere in the US or Canada is $6,900 (USD) for up to 15 participants; that’s about $460 per participant. Request a quote for Europe, Asia, and South America deliveries. Out-of-pocket expenses incurred are additional. [back to top]
Open-enrollment Sessions: At present, regularly scheduled open-enrollment sessions are only available at RMS’ training facility located in New York City. Periodic sessions are occasionally at other locations when offered in cooperation with professional associations and other organizations.
On-site Sessions: On-site sessions are delivered at a client location anywhere in the US or Canada. Request information for on-site sessions at other locations. [back to top]
RMS has delivered cost-benefit analysis training for commercial and government organizations for more than 15-years. RMS’ cost-benefit analysis training is designed for those who are not finance experts or economics specialists. This is for people who need a solid, plain language answer to the question “Which choice is best?”
1. Practical, repeatable methodology for immediate use. 2. Useful, relevant templates and illustrative examples. 3. Instructors who actually do what they teach.
Compare our course descriptions and other information with others. You will see the difference. [back to top]
This workshop is rated as “basic”. Participants take away the fundamental knowledge and skills required to make a sound business case for a project or acquisition. The case-building techniques are the same as in RMS’ more advanced workshops. The difference is that this workshop is designed for those with little or no formal business case training or experience. [back to top]
Most illustrative examples emphasize information technology projects. However, the case-building process and concepts learned are applicable to any type of project or acquisition. [back to top]
Open enrollment classes are limited to 12 participants. On-site sessions are typically 15 participants; 25 is the maximum number. The workshops are highly interactive. As a result, the number of participants is kept small to ensure a high level of participant-instructor interaction. This is not a lecture! [back to top]
The approach used in RMS’ workshops is sometimes referred to as “learn – see – do”. The case-building process is divided into a series of “steps”. Each step produces one set of facts needed to complete a case. Step-by-step participants: “learn” what to do and how to do it, “see” several real-world examples, and “do” – apply the lesson learned to a project of their choice. [back to top]
Just send us an e-mail and we will send the quote to you. Tell us which workshop you are considering, when and where it would be delivered, and the number of people who might participate. Write to us at inquiries@RMS.net [back to top]
This is a common question, especially for small organizations. We would be pleased to provide examples of how other organizations have successfully addressed this issue. Send us an e-mail describing your situation and one of our training specialists will contact you. Write to us at inquiries@RMS.net [back to top]
Of course. Please write to us, tell us which workshop you are considering, and we’ll arrange a telephone discussion with one of our instructors. You will know whether the workshop meets your needs; we’ll also tell you if it’s not appropriate. [back to top]
Send us an e-mail and we’ll send the syllabus to you. [back to top]
Samples of workshop media materials will be available for preview in the near future. [back to top]
RMS’ instructors are experienced business and technology managers. They have extensive project management and project investment decision making experience. Our instructors also understand the reality of building persuasive cases in time-pressured situations when information is “imperfect”. Thus, they are better equipped to help “bridge the communication gap” between technical and business professionals. [back to top]
Yes. In the USA, federal agencies typically require a business case for information technology projects. Many state and local agencies now require a business case. [back to top]